Property Management Blog

Friday, March 10, 2023

I can’t sell my house, what should I do?
If you are unable to sell your house, there are several options you can consider:Rent it out: If you are unable to sell your property, you can consider renting it out. This can provide a steady income stream and help cover your mortgage payments.Lower the price: If your house has been on the market for a while without any offers, it may b...

Thursday, February 23, 2023

What is Section 8?
Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is a federal government program in the United States that provides rental assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Under the Section 8 program, eli...

Friday, February 17, 2023

What Tenants Look For In Rental Properties?
Tenants typically look for several key factors in rental properties, including:Location: proximity to work, public transportation, and amenities such as grocery stores and restaurants.Safety and security: tenants want to feel safe in their neighborhood and in the property itself.Amenities: many tenants look for properties that have amenit...

Friday, February 10, 2023

What to do in Middletown?
Middletown, Connecticut is a historic town with a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Some options include:1. Visit the Wadsworth Falls State Park: This beautiful park offers hiking trails, swimming and picnicking areas, and the chance to see the picturesque Wadsworth Falls.2. Explore the historic downtown area: M...

Friday, January 27, 2023

Why It Makes Sense to Hire a Property Manager
There are several reasons why it makes sense to hire a property manager when renting out a property:1. Screening tenants: Property managers are experienced in screening potential tenants and can help ensure that you rent to responsible and reliable renters.2. Collecting rent: Property managers can handle the collection of rent, which can ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Is Selling or Renting My Rehabbed Property More Profitable?
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After spending months and even years rehabbing a house, buyers wonder if they should rent or sell their newly remodeled home. After all, the decision is not an easy one to make as there are various benefits and drawbacks of both renting and selling your property. Moreover, it's also important that you know what you're getting...

Friday, May 20, 2022

What to do about Inflation?
Back in 2010 when the housing crash was occurring, I started buying houses because I thought inflation was around the corner with the easy money, Quantitative Easing policies of the federal government, and I was going to become rich. I had heard of Weimar style hyperinflation where only hard assets were worth anything and there are the pi...

Friday, April 22, 2022

Avoiding Fair Housing Claims and why a Property Management Company is so important
To summarize this long post, it is a fair housing violation for landlords to actually be conscious of the source of income type when making a decision to rent a property but once it is rented, we better recognize immediately that the tenant is disabled so we can make a reasonable accommodation to let him/her break the lease with zero noti...

Monday, March 21, 2022

The Psychology of Self Managing
A friend asked me to give a real estate talk recently about tips and tricks to self-manage real estate property for owner-operators.  That’s always an interesting concept; a property management company owner trying to give advice and skills to make their audience less likely to use them.  I recognize from my experience how...

Monday, March 7, 2022

Is there a better way to evaluate real estate?
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People are generally in one of two camps on real estate, it's all about CAP rates or it's all about cash flow and the cash-on-cash return. It seems that neither is exactly correct, and neither is exactly wrong. When interest rates are really low or you can buy with close to no money down, cash on cash return seems to be ho...

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